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Trees and the Law

why hire an Arborist

At Parklawn Tree Services Ltd, we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best advice possible drawing from our training and experience. We are often asked about matters concerning neighbours trees and / or hedges. Trees and hedges are one of the most common causes of neighbour disputes. A tree that is one person’s pride […]

Tree Health

Tree Health

Health Problems in Trees Various pests and diseases can attack trees with varying effect. Some cause only aesthetic damage and do not represent a significant risk to the tree or to people near it. Others are more serious with some having the potential to compromise the safety of the tree and increase the risk of […]

Sudden Oak Death

Sudden Oak Death

Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like virus of plants that causes extensive damage and mortality to trees and other plants. The disease can not only effect the Oak family as the name would suggest but many more such as Beech, Spanish Chestnut, Everygreen Oak, Horse Chestnut and Larch. The disease can be dispersed by the movement […]

Storm Damage

Ash Dieback

What to do after severe Storm damage? Severe weather can have a lasting impact on your home and its surrounding landscape. Tearing winds and penetrating rains work together, softening soils and overturning trees. Lightning strikes generate heat that vaporizes water within the tree causing wood to split, and bark to explode. Heavy snow and ice […]

Other Common Diseases

Dutch Elm Disease

Oak Processionary Moth

Oak Processionary Moth

The oak processionary moth is a major defoliater of oak in Europe. The larvae (caterpillars) feed on the foliage of many species of oaks, including English, Sessile and Turkey oaks. Hornbeam, hazel, beech, sweet chestnut and birch are also reported to be attacked, although mainly when growing next to severely defoliated oaks. Oak processionary moth […]

Mature Tree Care

why hire an Arborist

Taking Care of your Mature Trees Firstly, organise a routine maintenance program for the care of your mature trees. This program should include a visual tree inspection, Mulching & Fertilisation, Pruning and possibility of Tree Removal. Preventative maintenance carried out regularly will promote tree health and structure, ensure the longevity of the trees life and […]

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) and Invasive Species Parklawn Tree Services are experienced and knowledgeable in the management and treatment of Japanese Knotweed as well as a variety of other invasive species such as Himalayan Balsalm (Impatiens glandulifera), Winter Heliotrope (Petasites fragrans), Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), and Buddleia (Buddleja globosa) , having successfully completed a number […]

Dutch Elm Disease

This disease is caused by the fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi and is disseminated by various elm bark beetles within the genus Scolytus. The fungus blocks the water conduction system of trees resulting in wilting and death of the foliage. Symptoms of the disease first appear in early summer as clusters of wilting or yellowing leaves which […]

Ash Dieback Disease

Ash Dieback Leaves Brown

Description Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea (C. fraxinea). The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and usually leads to tree death. It is believed that the disease may have been introduced into Ireland through the imports of ash […]